Managing Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities

by Mark Blum and Joshua Laffen
Faculty advisor: Joni Anderson

As the workplace is becoming more diverse with the continued increase in minority groups, it is important that employers implement foundational managerial skills to attain success through utilizing its major asset; its labor force.  This research project will explore current trends and challenges associated with a more diverse work force.  We also will identify Human Resource management practices and procedures which may yield a more efficient and effective workforce in the future.  As a manager, being able to establish a workforce that is as efficient and effective as possible is essential for success, especially with a highly diversified workplace.  During this research presentation we will discuss the necessary skills and practices which can assist in the management of diversity in the ever changing work force of the United States.